New Jersey Tea is a beautiful, compact shrub that's a favorite native alternative to hydrangea bushes due to its similar look and low maintenance. They are also favored due to their drought tolerant nature, making them easy to establish and keep healthy for any gardener. Its blooms are also attractive to pollinators of all types.
Important note: these shrubs are not resistant to deer or other pests, so you'll need to make sure you wire off or add peppermint or pepper oil to your leaves to protect the plant while it becomes established.
Fun fact: New Jersey Tea was utilized during the American Revolution as an alternative to Tea Leaves.
You'll find New Jersey natively to the east of the Rocky Mountains in the continental US.
You will be purchasing a 3" plastic pot containing 1, well-rooted New Jersey Tea plant with 1+ nodes of growth that was grown with love in Minnesota from seed. We will try and provide plants with multiple nodes, but it may vary depending on availability. Pictures on this listing are not perfectly representative to what you will be receiving, however, we will do our best to get you the healthiest plant possible.
|Sun Requirements:||Full to Partial Sun (4-6 hours+)|
|Water Requirements:||Medium to Medium-Dry Soil|
|Plant Spacing:||3 Feet|
|Plant Estimated Height at Maturity:||3 Feet|
|USDA Planting Zones:||3-9